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The Attic Child – Lola Jaye

A warning: this book talks a lot about child abuse and neglect. Title: The Attic Child Author: Lola Jaye Genre Historical Fiction Plot: Dikimbe is the youngest child of a family of five kids. He lives outside of a village in Africa, in what is today called Zaire. A rich Englishman named Sir Richard BabbingtonContinue reading “The Attic Child – Lola Jaye”

The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers

Titles: 1 – A Voice on the Wind, 2 – An Echo in the Darkness, 3 – As Sure as the Dawn Author: Francine Rivers Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Book 1 – Jerusalem is attacked and destroyed under order of Titus. Hadassah’s family has all died of starvation or by the Roman sword. She’s takenContinue reading “The Mark of the Lion Trilogy – Francine Rivers”

All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr

Title: All the Light We Cannot See Author: Anthony Doerr Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Marie-Laurie is a 12 year old blind girl in 1942 in Paris. Her father works at the Museum of Natural History. They both flea to Saint Malo when the Nazis occupy Paris. They find shelter with Marie-Laurie’s great uncle Etienne. HerContinue reading “All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr”

The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb

Title: The Unquiet Grave Author: Sharyn McCrumb Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Zona is a young woman in the late 1800’s. She’s a flirt and too trustworthy. At a young age she marries Erasmus “Trout” Shue, a man she barely knows and won’t share much of his past. Her mother cautions against it, but Zona won’tContinue reading “The Unquiet Grave – Sharyn McCrumb”

Upgrade – Blake Crouch

Title: Upgrade Author: Blake Crouch Genre: Science Fiction Plot: Logan Ramsay is a member of the GPA, Gene Protection Agency. His job is to track down and arrest genetic scientists who are creating any sort of genetic alteration. After a genetically altered locus created a genetic problem with the world’s food, every scientist is nowContinue reading “Upgrade – Blake Crouch”

The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah

Title: Book 1: The Stardust Thief Author: Chelsea Abdullah Genre: Fantasy Plot: Loulie al- Nazari is known as the Midnight Merchant and known for selling magical items. One of her buyers introduces her to the sultan of Medinne. One of the sultan’s sons, Omar, asks her to bring him a magic lamp. Omar says he’llContinue reading “The Sandsea Trilogy – Chelsea Abdullah”

The Lady of Bolton Hill – Elizabeth Camden

Title: The Lady of Bolton Hill Author: Elizabeth Camden Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Clara and Daniel are the best of friends, despite their drastic differences in social classes in the late 1800’s. Clara’s father sends her to England where she becomes an investigative journalist. She gets in trouble for reporting about children in the coalContinue reading “The Lady of Bolton Hill – Elizabeth Camden”

The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas

Title: The Hacienda Author: Isabel Cañas Genre: Thriller, Historical Fiction Plot: Beatriz has just gotten married to Rodolfo Solórzanos not long after being arrested by Mexico’s newly founded republic after their war for independence with Spain. She and Rodolfo move to his house, Hacienda San Isidro. Beatriz longs to make the house hers. But notContinue reading “The Hacienda – Isabel Cañas”

Kaikeyi – Vaishnavi Patel

Title: Kaikeyi Author: Vaishnavi Patel Genre: Fantasy Plot: Kaikeyi is the only daughter of a raja. She’s also the oldest of eight, the rest are boys. She longs for the freedom her brothers have. After her mother is banished, Kaikeyi looks through the library and learns from them. She learns she has a magic ability.Continue reading “Kaikeyi – Vaishnavi Patel”

The Cartographers – Peng Sheperd

Title: The Cartographers Author: Peng Sheperd Genre: Mystery, Realistic Fiction Plot: Dr. Nell Young has been working at an antique map creation shop since her father fired her from the New York Public Library and ruined her career over a disagreement of a “junk map.” Then Nell gets news that her father died. The initialContinue reading “The Cartographers – Peng Sheperd”